recovery partition for secondary os?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Perris Calderon, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    so, I have no recovery disc...no need, will back up....I do however have a "recovery partition"

    can I overwrite this partition with xp?
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    with whatever you want. It's your PC :p
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I'm thinking the partition might have some protections that I might have to overcome?
     
  4. loaderbull

    loaderbull OSNN Junkie

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    Hello Perris,

    I have had various Desktops/Laptops all with no media, just Recovery Partitions. Some are hidden and can only be seen in Disk Management programs. I have never come across protected partitions from the Manufacturers i have delt with though... I just format and install a fresh version of my OS.

    However, you may now prove me wrong!
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    If they were protected it would be at disk firmware level and you'd never see it :)
     
  6. Psyborg

    Psyborg google addict Political User

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    you might want to resize it first as these partitions can be fairly small, mine is only 8GB..